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SKU: 1233253

Shun® Classic Santoku, 5½"

HAND MADE

Three virtues in Japanese, santoku describes the strengths this knife demonstrates in the kitchen. Sharp, durable and corrosion resistant, the handmade Shun Classic santoku is designed for cutting vegetables, thin-boned meats and fish. The slight curve is...Read More

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HAND MADE Three virtues in Japanese, santoku describes the strengths this knife demonstrates in the kitchen. Sharp, durable and corrosion resistant, the handmade Shun Classic santoku is designed for cutting vegetables, thin-boned meats and fish. The slight curve is ideal for creating a rocking motion when cutting.

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  • Constructed using the kasumi method, the traditional Japanese process for creating samurai swords
  • Features a core of proprietary VG-MAX super steel clad on both sides with 34 layers of Damascus stainless steel
  • Steel is tempered to a Rockwell hardness of 60–61
  • Cutting edge is ground to 16° angle on each side for one of the sharpest knives you’ll ever use
  • Takes and keeps an ultra-sharp edge without the need for excessive re-sharpening
  • Oval indentations reduce friction for clean, uniform cuts with minimal sticking
  • D-shaped ebony pakkawood handle is moisture resistant
  • Meets the high safety standards for professional kitchens (NSF-certified)
  • Handmade in Seki City, Japan’s historical center for manufacturing samurai swords

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: KAI Corporation
  • Material: High-carbon stainless steel, pakkawood
  • Dimensions: 5½" blade
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
  • Handcrafted in Japan

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wash only
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Great knife!
I have owned and used all the German made professional grade cutlery for over 30 years. This is my first Japanese style or fabricated knife and I now regret every piece of Solingen steel I have every purchased. The price point on this blade was not only competitive but it was great. The fit and finish is without equal and it simply just feels ""right"" in my hand. Perfect balance and weight, and the fine wood handle is a pleasure to hold. I will add a 10"" chefs and a paring knife from the same product line, and all the essentials of my kitchen will be covered. I highly recommend this product
February 7, 2014
My Favorite Knife
This was the second in my ""good"" knife collection that I started 3 years ago and it is still my favorite. I've only bought Shun since because their blades are amazing. I have sizes ranging from 3.5"" to 8"" and this is my most used because it is so easy. For almost everything, this works flawlessly.

It is my oldest Shun and the blade does have some tiny, tiny chips in it. When I send it in for free sharpening, they will be removed and I'll be totally blown away again.

Even with the pitting on the blade etch, this thing glides through veggies or whatever. I do hone it every other week or so. You are going to want to get a honer to keep you good knife well maintained.

I would buy this again and I recommend this to everyone starting their good knife collection
January 7, 2014
 

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Sur La Table Store
Highly recommend by sales person who bought it for his wife. As a smaller woman, it has a great feel and wonderful balance in my hand. It fit like a glove. I have 'small to just about medium' sized hands. Thanks!
shirley k on Apr 2, 2016
Gift for son's birthday
Barbara S on Aug 24, 2015
Highly recommend by sales person who bought it for his wife. As a smaller woman, it has a great feel and wonderful balance in my hand. It fit like a glove. I have 'small to just about medium' sized hands. Thanks!
shirley k on Apr 2, 2016
Love this knife! Use it everyday.
Cheryl W on Nov 29, 2015
Gift for son's birthday
Barbara S on Aug 24, 2015
This is one of my favorite knives. It maintains an edge and is easy to use.
Carol H V on Jul 13, 2015
I used this knife at my kids' home over Christmas and loved it. I have the German ones, but they won't stay sharp like this one.
Kathleen J on Jan 2, 2015
because Alton Brown recommended it
erin d on Dec 31, 2014
I had purchased one for my son and he loves it. So Purchased this for another gift.
Rosie B on Dec 18, 2014
The blade holds a super sharp edge!
JACK B on Dec 15, 2014
size and shape
Lynde R on Dec 14, 2014
We have a smaller Shun kitchen knife and it is the finest we've ever owned. My wife deserves a companion piece!
arthur s on Dec 11, 2014
This is a great knife, very sharp, feels comfortable in my hand. Versatile.
Susan K on Dec 8, 2014
Completing our Shun knife collection
Kevin V on Dec 7, 2014
I love the Shun brand. I have a Shun 8-inch Classic Chef's Knife and I love it. Still sharp even after all these years!
Joanna S on Dec 2, 2014
My Cousin said, "I have only had a single kitchen knife for 10 years and two countries". Sold. I know my husband will enjoy it.
Carrie S on Nov 26, 2014
Beauty and utility
Matthew G on Nov 18, 2014
I have several Shun Classic knives and love the fit of them in my hand. This 5 1/2 inch is a perfect length for my hands which are rather small. Love, love, love it!!!!
Vicki M on Nov 9, 2014
Best knife ever! Family member used ours and loved it, now a gift!
Casey W on Nov 8, 2014
Our daughter, who is in culinary school, said it is the best
ROGER V on Jul 28, 2014
Love this knife! Use it everyday.
Cheryl W on Nov 29, 2015
This is one of my favorite knives. It maintains an edge and is easy to use.
Carol H V on Jul 13, 2015
 

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